Majority of J Street-Backed Candidates in Contested Races Lose

Posted on November 8, 2018 1:15 pm

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Liberal Jewish advocacy group J Street emerged as one of the biggest backers for Democratic candidates this cycle, but a majority of the candidates in races deemed competitive fell to their Republican opponents.

J Street endorsed more candidates than ever before in 2018, putting its support behind 102 Democratic incumbents in the House and 25 Democratic incumbents in the Senate. The group boasts that it was able to distribute nearly $5 million in support of its candidates.

Though many of it’s candidates won, many of them were running in safe seats for Democrats. J Street’s support proved ineffective in races where